46th annual meeting of the AANS/CNS

Izabela Tarasiewicz, M.D., and Derek C. Samples, M.D., recently attended theSection on Pediatric Neurological Surgery in Nashville. They presented a poster describing the role of follow-up CT scans in the management of traumatic pediatric epidural hematomas.

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Welcome Sherman Wieneke MSN, AGNP-C.

The Department of Neurosurgery Surgery would like to welcome Sherman Wieneke MSN, AGNP-C. Sherman achieved his masters in nursing from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. He is certified as an adult-geriatric nurse practitioner by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Sherman has a background in emergency medicine as well as primary care. He […]

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Happy Holidays

it’s beginning to look a lot like the holidays around the office!

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SciTech Now

Justin Robert Mascitelli, M.D., was recently interviewed for the KLRN show “SciTech Now.” During his segment, Dr. Mascitelli demonstrated how “Rapid Stroke” technology enables physicians to receive and review patient imaging directly on their cell phones. Having immediate access to that kind of critical information can make all the difference in an emergency, especially when […]

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UHS Halloween

To celebrate Halloween, UHS hosted a party for patients and staff. Many of our neurocritical care team members attended along with Michael Roussos and Jason Morrow, MD, PhD.

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Fundamentals of Spinal Deformity Surgery

Derrick Sun, M.D., recently met with our residents to review the fundamentals of spinal deformity surgery and discuss how those principles apply to patient care. Afterward, the residents gathered at our anatomy lab to practice some of the techniques used to correct spinal deformities. The resident surgeons practiced placing traditional iliac screws and sacral-2-alar-iliac (S2AI) […]

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Emergency Neurologic Life Support Class

Dr. Hafeez, Dr. Seifi, and Denise Rios, ACNP, conducted a full day emergency neurologic life support (ENLS) class for the neuro and trauma ICU nurses at University Hospital. This comprehensive certification course, offered by the Neurocritical Care Society, is designed to ensure that every member of a hospital’s multi-professional team is equipped to manage acute […]

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Rachal’s Farewell

Last week, the Department of Neurosurgery wished a fond farewell to our business administrator, Rachal Cardenas. Rachal has been with the university for over 16 years in various departments. Her commitment and dedication to the Department of Neurosurgery and this institution have not been overlooked. We are sad to see her go, but we are […]

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Dewey Thoms, M.D.

“I have a strong interest in brain tumors and my research involves designing a new chemotherapy wafer that can be implanted during surgery after a tumor has been resected, particularly Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM). GBMs are very aggressive primary brain tumors which carry a short life expectancy. The wafer delivers the chemo directly to the brain, […]

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San Antonio Pediatric Society

Izabela Tarasiewicz, M.D., recently stopped by Maggiano’s restaurant to give a presentation to 71 pediatricians and pediatric specialists at the September meeting of the San Antonio Pediatric Society.

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